Huawei Mate X – The Best Folding Phone We Have Seen Yet

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There already hype surrounding sci-fi devices like foldable phones. After Samsung’s foldable phone, Huawei shows its first folding phone.

CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, Richard Yu unveiled the company’s foldable Mate X smartphone on Sunday. This will be the main highlight at MWC 2019. Huawei wants its turn in the foldable phone spotlight, and it may fulfill with the Mate X.

Huawei Mate X

Huawei Mate X will have two back-to-back OLED screens which unfold to become an 8-inch and 5.4mm thick tablet display. When it’s folded, you have one 6.6-inch, notch-free, and small bezel main display combined with an elongated 6.4-inch rear display.

The device gives users a thicker grip section and it houses the cameras. It contains 4 cameras on the thick panel. You can take a selfie camera on the same camera.

Huawei Mate X

Huawei Mate X powered by the company’s Kirin 980 processor and Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. It has 8 GB RAM and 512 GB internal storage. It houses massive 4,500 mAH dual battery. It has superfast charging (55W Huawei SuperCharge) capability that can reach 85 percent battery in just 30 minutes.

The main highlight of the phone is Balong 5000 5G modem chip that gives users a true 5G experience. The company claims that it can download a 1 GB file in roughly 3 seconds. Which networks internet plan fit to it? Do your pre calculation before.

Now, this device has only one color, Interstellar Blue. Huawei said it might introduce some new colors for the device at a later stage.

Huawei Mate X full specification

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
  (5G capable)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat21 1400/200 Mbps, 5G
LAUNCH Announced 2019, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, Q2
BODY Dimensions Unfolded: 161.3 x 146.2 x 5.4 mm
Folded: 161.3 x 78.3 x 11 mm
Weight 295 g (10.41 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 8.0 inches, 205.0 cm2 (~86.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 2200 x 2480 pixels (~414 ppi density)
  – Folded cover display: 6.6″, AMOLED, 1148 x 2480 pixels (19.5:9)
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G76 MP10
MEMORY Card Slot NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
Internal 512 GB, 8 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Quad 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
TOF camera
Features Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 55W
Huawei SuperCharge (85% in 30 min)
MISC Colors Interstellar Blue
Price About 2300 EUR


Huawei Mate X price starts from €2,299. It is also the expensive one among the foldable phones.

The company have not confirmed the release and said it will depend upon regional markets and 5G is availability.

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Bibhu Prasad Bal

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